Why I Love A Good Car Crash

Some people may find a car crash, accident, or accident as traumatic as a life threatening car crash to be just as painful. The key is to take a moment to acknowledge the severity of your feelings, or you will likely repeat them, or avoid the situation at the next opportunity.

I often find myself wishing I could take back the words I said to the lady’s dog, who then attacked me. I should have held my tongue in the moment for her to do what I think she had a right to do. My response might have been different if I had been in the right condition of mind. However, I realize now that if I hadn’t seen a problem and then responded, the result would have been the same, but with no harm done to me.

That said, I do regret saying what I said to the lady’s dog. It may have been the worst thing I have ever said, and the words still sting today. My heart aches for the woman that lost her pet dog to her own actions, and I can say that I cannot see how she can blame me for what happened. I do not know the circumstances of the incident, nor do I care to know them, as I was not there to see it.

We learn to become angry about our own shortcomings and mistakes; we learn to be critical of others; in order to be successful in life and to prevent regret, we have to believe it is okay to face mistakes on our own.

I can only hope that she was not in the wrong and that she is living a better life. If she is, I’m proud to know she chose to let the dog back into her home.

I’m sure this is a terrible story to share. I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism and comments from people who don’t understand the gravity of my pain regarding the lady’s dog. My story, while horrible, also represents the truth about people and what some people might do out of anger and frustration. If you are in a situation where you are trying out new ways to manage, to learn more or do more to succeed in your life, you will find that you will be able to face the situation head on and do what needs to be done. It just may take a lifetime to overcome a mistake that you made, and that’s just what happens to some of us, however the biggest lesson I have learned over the years is this:

The only thing in the end that matters as far as mistakes or setbacks are concerned are the actions you take in relation to them.

What is the action of going into a room and confronting a problem with determination to do something about it? To work on an issue that is within your control? How about the action of taking steps to learn a new skill that will help you better yourself? Or maybe the action of helping someone out of a jam or problem in your life?

The actions taken in relation to mistakes are far more important than those used by the person who made the mistake. How we respond when things don’t go as planned is far more important to how we will react if something does go wrong.

I have learned that I can’t blame the dog, the woman, or the dog’s owners for that particular problem. I have to forgive the dog from what I saw and what I experienced as a result, and I have to let the dog back into his home so that he can live a happy, well adjusted life. I hope she is able to move on from that unfortunate event and that she is able to live a quality life without the pain of her pet being forced into her life.

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